Water

Tephrocactus geometricus f. inermis

Stunning globular stems stacked up, will break off and roll with few recumbent spines. Ivory white flowers. very arid, can handle extreme desert.

 

Tephrocactus turpinii

Opuntia turpinii
Tephrocactus articulatus

Long spineless stems do have small glochids. Upright to 2 feet.

Teucrium “Summer Sunshine”

Evergreen Shrub

Bright green foliage makes this small mounding shrub stand out in the garden. Blooms pink flowers summer through fall. Attractive as a groundcover or border plant.

 

Teucrium fruticans “Azurea”

Evergreen Shrub

This Mediterranean evergreen shrub grows well in the Bay Area. Silvery gray foliage. Deep blue flowers cover the plant most of the year – spring thru fall.

Thamnochortus cinereus

Evergreen Feather-Reed Restio

The sparse branched bloom stalks rise like a fountain out of a mass of dense upright dark-green stems. Female and male flowers on separate plants, with silver bracts on female flowers. Protect from frost to maintain full look.

Thelocactus bicolor

Usually solitary, stems can get 15″ high x 6″ around. Magenta flowers fade to white towards the center, and then get very dark below.

Themeda “Blue Roo”

Low-growing Grass

Gracefully arcing blue-grey leaves.  Rusty red bloom heads in late summer

Thymus “Elfin”

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny purple flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus “Lime”

Thymus x citriodorus “Lime”
Perennial Herb

Fragrant lime-green leaves, small pink flowers in summer. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots. Grows well in small containers and on windowsills.

Thymus “Pink Chintz”

Herb, Groundcover

Completely coated in tiny pink flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus praecox

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny red flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Thymus praecox “Albus”

Herb, Groundcover

Tiny white flowers in summer. Fragrant green leaves. Great in rock gardens and mixed pots.

Tillandsia cyanea

Semi-epiphytic, can grow with some soil unlike other Tillandsias. Blue flowers on bright pinik/red paddle shaped spikes.

Titanopsis calcarea

Small clumper forms dense mats of thick open leaves. Winter-growing, keep dry in summer. Grows in limestone strewn areas.

 

Trachyandra saltii

Unusual caudiciform with long strappy leaves related to Aloes with narrow 2″ caudex. Small striped starry white flowers similar to Bulbines. Tuberous roots. Native to dry grasslands.

Trachycarpus fortunei

Palm Tree

Large fan palm with compact crown. Makes a good landscape as well as container plant. Will get 20ft outdoor, staying much smaller in a container. Young plants need protection from frost.

Tradescantia “Sitara Gold”

Perennial

Golden and green striped leaves with purple undersides, white blue-tinted flowers. Vigorously clumping. Hardy to 30F, may die back to the ground during cold weather and resume growth in spring.

Tradescantia sillamontana

Evergreen Perennial

Sprawling stems with paired grey leaves can climb to 2 feet tall, topped with magenta flowers throughout the summer and fall. Very low water in coastal gardens, more inland and in sun. Indoor or Outdoor.

Trichodiadema barbatum

Large mats of shrubby stems with bristly tips. A low succulent groundcover with lovely pink flowers. Leaves have soft white bristles. Grows a tuberous base that looks great when elevated in a container.

Trichodiadema bulbosum

Irregular caudex; shrubby w/long stems, small green leaves and small pink-purple flowers.

Easy to grow natural bonsai, stems and leaves can be cut back for shape. Lift plant up to expose more swollen roots each time you repot.

 

Trithrinax acanthocoma

Fan Palm

Slow growing medium-sized single-trunked palm with a large crown of spreading leaves. Grows in clay soils.